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Regain Offices, Ebbw Vale

Regain Offices At Former Steelworks Site, Ebbw Vale

The building is a 500 sq.m business incubator until for Blaenau Gwent Council situated in a large development project on the site of the form Ebbw Vale Steelworks. The facility was design to be an exemplar project and designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.

A number of low carbon technologies were explored during the design stage of this building together with high performance and sustainable construction materials. The superstructure was design utilizing Durisol Blocks made from recycled timber with reinforced concrete infill and integral insulation.

The roof was formed using timber SIP with greenroof. The roof was supported by the perimeter on internal Durisol blocks. Stability of the building utilizing these technologies was achieved by ensuring the diaphragm action of the roof with its connection to internal and external supporting walls acting as lateral shear walls.

Foundations were design as a reinforced concrete raft supporting on the reclaimed treated ground. The building was awarded the CLAW Building of the Year 2012:

The site is situated within the Baglan Energy Park regeneration area.

  • Client: Blaenau Gwent
    County Borough Council
  • Contractor: Kier Western
  • Value: £1.25 million
  • Architect: Stride Treglown
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • BREEAM Rating: Excellent
  • Award: CLAW Building of the Year 2012